Hand Wrap Techniques in UFC-MMA

Mixed Martial Arts is after all, a combat sport that asks for incredible amount of physical strength. Your body muscles and joints should be stout and durable enough to withstand the effect of heavy pounding during the fights. Still, at times the continuous rigor over a prolonged period of time takes a toll on the muscles and joints and precautionary measures are needed to minimize the effect. So far as the wrists are concerned, certain hand wrapping techniques that the fighters adopt before putting their gloves on, enable them to guard the wrists against injuries to a large extent. This article discusses the hand wrap techniques adopted by players in Ultimate Fighting Championship MMA.

Even if you put your gloves on, your wrists may not be completely safe from the rigors of Mixed Martial Arts. Hence in order to put an extra precautionary cushion to your wrists, they need to be strapped and wrapped in a particular way. Let us discuss the issue step by step:

  • Firstly, you would need to position your thumb in a circle
  • Now, you need to pull the wrapper tightly (not much so that the blood circulation is affected) and then encircle the wrist with the wrapper quite a number of times.
  • Now, you need to stretch the wrapper up over your knuckles. Repeat it a few times, and follow it up by getting back to your thumb by crossing your hand from left towards right and then again from right towards left, as you progress gradually.
  • Then encircle the wrapper around your thumb, and follow the same around your hand and then again around your thumb. Repeat this for two to three times forming an “x” on the hand as you move from your thumb to the hand and again back to your thumb from the hand.
  • Encircle your wrist with the wrapper twice or so and then follow it up by pulling up to each of your fingers. After you have done so, pull the wrapper back downwards and again around your thumb before you move on to the next finger. You can go on repeating this till you think you have had enough or wrap around your wrist and palm.
  • Give some extra cushion to your knuckles by wrapping them once more. Then draw the wrapper down backwards towards your wrists again by forming that ‘x’ form left to right and vice versa.

After the process is done, close the wrapper off with a Velcro strap that will help the wrapper to stay in place properly and your Mixed Martial Arts wrist wrap is complete.

Check the firmness of the wrapper by squeezing your fingertips. If you find that the fingertips are turning white, it indicates that the wrappers are a bit too tight and you need to loosen them.  Then again, you need to remember that a too loose Mixed Martial Arts wrist wrap will not give you your desired protection while a too tight wrap will prevent you from having the entire motion range of the hand, inhibiting your mobility to a large extent. Besides, it will also stop the normal blood circulation causing a serious injury to your wrists.

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Game Title: Batman: Magicka DLC: The Other Side of the Coin (Windows)

Release Date:  June 2012 (USA)

Genre: Action, Adventure

Studio: Arrowhead Game Studios & Pieces Interactive

Price: $4.99

Review:

The Magicka juggernaut rolls on. The world of magic that was unfurled by Arrowhead Game Studios & Pieces Interactive has changed with time and has cast a mystical spell on the Magicka Universe. And now with the release of Magicka: The Other Side of the Coin, this 4-player version ostensibly involves the same zombies and monsters, the makers have gone for a sort of role reversal with the players getting into the shoes of Alucart, the satanic Vampire and his Necromancer and fight the goods to thwart the efforts of Vlad to repair the strained relation between dwarves and the elves. The story does not end over there. Or to be more precise, it’s not a game that simply is famous for sole role reversals. Not only the new elements added in the new version have improved the already created mysticism that has left an entire range of gamers awe-struck but they have also managed to add an extra dimension to the concept. How many times you will find this type of role reversal, with the very baddies you were hell-bent to defeat suddenly becoming your comrade?

The story is fairly straight forward, when the world of Magicka slipping into a deepening crisis with Hávindr, the capital city under seize. You cannot lay back in the comfort of your castle enjoying mouth watering hotdogs and cheeses. You set out to help your King and take the fight on to the enemy camp, scurrying your way through as many as 13 levels along the course of the game, with each level brutal than the preceding one. You must survive the blood, the gore and all the violence to defend the kingdom! You have the option of taking help of the innumerable ‘magickal spells’ that come up with eight elements setting up a perfect tone of a warfare. And as you go ahead along the course of the game, you get more and more accustomed with the delicate tactics to get the better of your enemies with the help of the ‘magickal’ prowess of the ancient Magicks. Every now and then your skill and perseverance is tested by the modes of challenges you face coupled with the duels your friends (turned enemies) in the one to one battle modes.

If that has been the tactical side of the story, the other side of the story is that it has changed its angle and so have the 11 architectures that form the skeleton of the game. Four new challenge maps have been introduced – World’s End, OSOTC Arena, Mirror Crystal Cavern Hideout, and the Volcano Hideout. The PvP gets a new Necromancer and a ground-breaking and dynamic spellcasting technique that provides you the liberty of trying out innumerable types of permutation and combinations. Some of the special effects are really never-seen-before new-age that creates a perfect satire & parody of a cliché world full of some intriguing fairy tale fantasies.

We like:

  • The storyline is same though the angle of the protagonists has changed – that’s a new thing for sure. The players get into the shoes of villains of the other versions
  • Four new challenge maps have been introduced – The World’s End, the Mirror Crystal Cavern Hideout, Volcano Hideout, and the OSOTC Arena.
  • Necromancer has been added to PvP along with some new achievements
  • Some extremely innovative as well as dynamic spellcasting system that gives the players option of thousands of new possible combinations
  • The game is available in single player as well as multi-player (up to 4 player) mode

We hate:

  • The magical world depicted in the game seems to appear rather cliché

Official Website of the game: http://www.magickagame.com

Windows 8 – An Os With A Difference

Windows 8, the latest OS from Microsoft has certainly managed to create the right buzz with the release of its Consumer Preview.  The all-new interface has been specifically designed for a better Touchscreen experience. Apart from supporting the ARM architecture, Windows 8 also supports X86 processors manufactured by popular makers like Intel and AMD.  The server version of the new OS has been named as Windows Server 8.

Developers, users and just computer enthusiasts from all over the world are looking forward to the unconfirmed October release date. The Consumer Preview has certainly unveiled a few of the features but we are sure that Microsoft has something more in store for us.

Medical Marijuana Act As A Healing Herb

The magical herb named Medical Marijuana is used to heal several diseases and its benefits can never be denied. For thousands of years human beings have relied on its healing abilities. It was put to wide use by the denizens of ancient China, Middle East and now the healing property of this herb is even being realized by the people of the modern world and USA is no exception.

Such was the popularity of medical marijuana that even Queen Victoria worked with her physician to enhance its applicability. Before the implementation of some regulative measures like The Stamp Act (1920) this medical herb was put to a wide use in the United States. People suffering from chronic diseases like A.I.D.S, asthma, cancer may recover with a proportionate and balanced use of Marijuana. Thus, due to this healing property Marijuana is regarded as a medical herb.

Medicinal Marijuana

Medicinal Marijuana (Photo credit: JosephLeonardo)

It acts as an effective medicine when combating with the diseases like diabetes, brain cancer, insomnia, appetite loss, spasticity, glaucoma, Parkinson’s diseases etc. Thus, it is globally accepted by the entire medical research fraternity that Marijuana can really cure some chronic diseases. But to get the benefits of Medical Marijuana one needs to avail a marijuana card and a state issued identification card that would allow one to legally possess marijuana.

The scientific name of Marijuana is Cannabis Sativa and it grows mainly in hot and temperate climate. Even before the discovery of the various usage of this herb by the modern scientists, most of the Asian countries have been using this weed for medical purpose since ages. The historical documents show that first usage of marijuana as a medicine was done by the Chinese. It was in the 28th century BC when Emperor Shen-Nuan used marijuana as a therapeutic herb for treating constipation, malaria, gout, rheumatism etc.

This herb can be used in different ways. Some physicians use it in a liquid form, while others prefer to prescribe oral dosages. It can act as an effective healer when used as a medical ointment. Smoking also acts as an effective healing option for those who are suffering from chronic diseases.

Recently, California is the first US state to legalize the usage of marijuana. After passing Prop 215, most of the residents in California have started to set up herbal shops that sell marijuana. In different parts of the state, machines to vend marijuana are also being used. If residents of California have a cannabis club card or medical marijuana card then they can avail this herb from the dispensaries that sell marijuana. To get a California medical marijuana card, one has to get permission from the medical marijuana doctors.

Starting medical marijuana selling dispensaries in California is pretty easy, especially in. In fact, there are many centers for medical evaluation where licenses for starting a business of marijuana are issued.  Discriminalization of this medical herb has been opposed by most of the marijuana activists and they are trying to legalise the usage of this herb in California. Major segment of Californians are supportive and trying to enhance the usage of marijuana. This has fostered as well as increased the confidence of those who are leading the marijuana legalization movement.

Benefits of Having Medical Marijuana Cards

Presently, the benefits of medical marijuana in the treatment of a variety of chronic diseases are being fast realized by the common people as well as the medical fraternity. Despite a certain section of the society harboring negative attitude towards this magical herb, there are millions who firmly believe in its healing abilities.

We are well aware of the fact that medical marijuana acts as an effective herb to treat diseases like headaches, nausea, muscle pain, cancer, Parkinson’s diseases, Alzheimer’s diseases. In countries like China, USA, the use of medical marijuana has increased a lot. And recently in some of the states in US like Colorado, California, Alaska, Maine, Hawaii the usage of marijuana has been legalized and many dispensaries of medical marijuana have already been set up.

Medical Cannabis Growing Operation in Oakland,...

Medical Cannabis Growing Operation in Oakland, California (Photo credit: Blazenhoff)

If your state laws allow the usage of marijuana as a medicine then you have to follow some basic regulatory measures. Thus, if you plan to make use of cannabis as a medicine then you need to contact a doctor who would then recommend using marijuana. Most of the people do not know how to apply or get a marijuana card and this is the main reason behind writing this article. When people suffer from some life taking diseases like cancer, it is necessary to help them. And to deal with such problem many dispensaries of medical marijuana in different part of the world has been set up to legalize the usage of cannabis for medical purpose.

Before you look for a company or doctor who will provide the marijuana cards, you need to check their license in order to avoid any sort of controversy, imprisonment or tax related issues. You need to be sure that the medical marijuana card you have is real as well as legal. There are many companies which provide improper recommendations, thereby putting people under some serious consequences. Thus, you have to be very sure that whatever recommendation or services you are opting for is absolutely legal. Whether it is an online recommendation or tête-à-tête with a doctor, never forget to check their license. Recommendations by the doctors in the form of written statements state that it is safe or medically beneficial to use marijuana and it is imperative that patients stick to the recommendations to optimize its use.  After consulting with an experienced doctor, you may be required to undertake certain medical checkups and provide your driving license and your ID card. All these steps will surely help you to get the medical marijuana card as well as the appropriate recommendation from the doctor and the ability to make use of marijuana in absolute legal terms and conditions.

After the approval of medical marijuana card you can go to any medical marijuana dispensaries to get your medicine or take the help of caregiver who will help you to avail correct medicines for your diseases. Thus, if you want to get into more details of marijuana card, look for the same on the internet. Make sure to check the license as well as qualifications of the doctor you are referring to in order to get the card for using medical marijuana.

Furniture for Small Kitchen

In today’s urban society we are mostly habituated to live comfortably in small places. With increasing population and growing scarcity of living space in the metropolitan areas, we regularly face the challenge of making a happy survival in such tiny spaces. While we continue to manage our lives stuck in these small apartments and flats, the manufacturing sector is engaged in delivering us with befitting products that make the best use of the space available with added touch of aesthetics.  Even furniture and home appliances are intelligently designed to make the most of the space available. For example, cooking in the kitchen, which is perhaps the smallest of spaces allotted in modern flats, is now much easy, thanks to availability of suitable furniture. Small kitchen furniture is designed only in order to make our life easier, but to ensure utilization of every single corner of the area. In this article we will discuss some ideas about the furniture to be bought for small kitchens.

You may have a small kitchen, but not necessarily a small family. In that case you need to be very careful while choosing the furniture for your small kitchen.

Modern kitchen

Things to consider while choosing furniture for your small kitchen space:

  1. The very first thing you should consider is the exact size of your kitchen. You need to consider the amount of space where you have to work. You need to set the furniture properly in your kitchen.
  2. Next thing you should consider is the number of family members. You can think about a diner style table or about a corner nook if you have a bigger family. This kind of small kitchen furniture has the capacity to hold approximately five to six people. On the other hand if you have a smaller family, a small dinette set with bar stools may work nicely for you and your family.
  3. Do you have children in your family? Children can pose a problem while choosing the right small kitchen furniture. Children should be seated near the floor to avoid any kind of accident. So try to have small seating arrangements or chairs for them. Make sure that these chairs can be folded so that you can keep them aside while not using them.
  4. Small kitchen should not mean discomfort for working. So give importance to the comfort factor while choosing furniture for your small kitchen.
  5. Use the walls of your kitchen as much as you can and the floors as less as you can. Install cabinets and storage pantries on your wall in order to leave the floor unoccupied. It will give you the chance of free movement inside the kitchen which is very essential.
  6. There are kitchen appliances that we seldom use. Hence you don’t need to keep them on the floor or inside the lower counters (which are mostly used) for all the time. Keep the most used kitchen appliances outside and put everything else in the upper cabinets. It will make your kitchen spacious and you can arrange some useful furniture in this place.
  7. When choosing tables for your small kitchen, trust the modern designs. Tables come in several shapes, patterns and designs. Choose the one that need minimum spaces to be fitted but give you maximum benefits.

So choosing small kitchen furniture is not a big task if you keep all these above mentioned points in mind while shopping for furniture for your small kitchen. Be stylish and enjoy more spaces with the latest designs of kitchen furniture.

Innovative Furniture for Your Dream Bathroom

In modern usage, bathroom has long ceased to function as just a place to bathe or to do some essential private work. It is now considered to be a private space where you get the chance to pamper yourself. Many people decorate their bathrooms more than the other parts of their house since they like to enjoy every single moment when they are in this space. Hence your bathroom should be a nice, soothing area decorated with some innovative, stylish as well as useful furniture. Nowadays, with the advent of technologies and modern designing sense, some highly innovative bathroom furniture is in use. Bathing has now attained the stance of luxury and people leave no stones unturned to decorate this dream place with innovative bathroom furniture. In this article we will discuss about various innovative furniture for your dream bathroom.

A bathroom in the Beamish Museum near Durham, ...

When we say the word innovative, we don’t only refer to the stylish design of the furniture; we also lay emphasis on the utilitarian aspect of the item. Any furniture can become more and more innovative when the usefulness of the piece is enhanced in some way or other. For example, the modern bath tubs are available with drawers and smaller cabinets which act as added advantages for smaller spaces. Even if you have a bigger bathroom, the drawers attached with the bath tub will give you the chance to keep all your bath related products near the tub while you enjoy a bubbly or hot bath.

Not only bath tubs but also there are other significant innovative bathroom furniture that can enhance the look as well as offer you more comfort inside this space. There are cabinets along with the basins inside the bathroom. These cabinets can be used in order to keep necessary bathroom products. There are bathroom cabinets with multiple drawers so that you can keep all your essential bathroom products inside them. There are separate drawers for towels, shampoos, oils and other beauty products. These can be kept in such a well-planned manner that you don’t need to search for them in time of hurry.

If you really want to make your bathroom the dream place, you can also take the help of internet. There are lots of highly innovative ideas for bathroom furniture available there. You can search for them, choose the best idea and order it for your bathroom. However, before that you need to consider whether your bathroom is good enough to have such high class, innovative furniture or not.

Innovative bathroom furniture with elegant design can enhance the look of your bathroom and also give you immense pleasure while having a relaxed bath. The main motive of such innovative furniture is to provide you high class comfort along with maximum advantages.